Sunday, July 12, 2009

our little cups of grace

I love:

- the aroma of the first cup of coffee on a weekend morning, when you are standing by the open kitchen window and the fresh breeze wafts in

- when the cat is in a sunny patch washing herself, and she forgets, the entire time that you are talking to her, that she has her hind leg stretched up in the air

- that two of my favourite people are meeting each other today, even if I can't join them.

- the way the rains of this past week have made everything so intensely green and lush so that it now actually looks like summer. The leaves have stopped turning yellow and falling off the trees.

- that I get to spend lots of time with the Resident Offspring this summer.

- how my weekly to-do list has at least 575,965 things crossed off it.

What's making you glad to be alive today?

24 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

...The fact that I can guiltlessly do absolutely nothing today if I want to...

word verification = proper

Charlie said...

I can do the same thing WC is doing, only I can do it every day.

And I'm glad today because you're glad today; I love glad people because there are so many who are not.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Well, isn't someone feeling wistful today.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The ability to truly appreciate downtime is highly underrated, Wandering Coyote. I find I have to work at it, so I applaud you.

You are the high priest of doing nothing, Charlie.
And for the record, I'm actually pretty curmudgeonly, but I enjoy it immensely.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh I didn't recognize you, with your new face, Dr M.
It's a dreamy sort of day around here. Apparently I have been swept up in it.

leazwell said...

Today - cutting my sunflowers then making indoor arrangements. Gee I'm even inspired to paint them a la Van Gogh but I have a rehearsal tonight. The up side is the swing band will be playing April in Paris.

mishionchips said...

... that I have a friend named Barb & her ultra fabulous family as mainstays in my life. :)

... and that I've made it 42yrs on the planet as of today! woohoo for oblivious persistence!!!!!

xoxoxo 2 u.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

A day filled with flowers, music, and thoughts of painting. It all sounds pretty glorious to me, Leazwell - luxuriate in it!

Happy getting kicked out of the amniotic fluid day, Michelle! You are just a BABY still, but wise beyond your few years.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since our crews met face to face. We really need a rematch.

Sean Wraight said...

What an absolutely lovely post Barb.

You know though... We both concurred the meet-up would have perfect had our favourite person been there.

We've got to get working on that.

Sean

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We do indeed, Sean. I don't want to miss out on the next meet-up of the century. It would be hugely unfair.

kelly said...

cinnamon buns and power tools

mister anchovy said...

getting up at 5:15 with Tuffy P to feed the cats and the newf, do a dog walk, and having a coffee on the deck before work.

Allison said...

You were missed. I agree, we must get our organising hats on to plan something. :)

Raspberry cheesecake is making me feel alive today. ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm a little frightened to consider what exactly brought on that combination, Kelly, but, hey, if it works for you, who am I to judge.

That's multitasking at its zenith, Mr Anchovy. I can't even begin to imagine what you will have accomplished by 9:00AM.

Raspberry cheesecake will certainly do that to a person, Al!
We seriously do need to plan something, and soon. I'm so glad that you two were able to meet, but next time I want to make sure I am there as well.

Gifted Typist said...

puuuur-fect

bloody awful poetry said...

Watermelon chunks in condensed milk. You should try them. It will be like the awesomest 14 minutes of your life, right before you lapse into a diabetic coma.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The cat agrees, Gifted, and she's going to leave her leg stretched up in the air like that for another hour and a half.

Such a thing exists, BAP? It sounds just freaky enough to work, although the thought of it is making my teeth ache a little. You will be there to administer the insulin shot, won't you?

John Mutford said...

The "awwww" post.

Since I'm two days late, what made me happy on Sunday was just getting back from a road trip to see Alexandra Falls and Louise Falls, near Hay River and Enterprise. Lots of bison, gorgeous scenery, but I'm appreciative of the lack of horse flies in Yellowknife.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Did you see any baby bison, John? They are so freaking adorable it's not even funny.
Horseflies are miserable bastards, aren't they? Is it really necessary to bite that hard?

SME said...

All sounds like good stuff to me. My "little cups" are my stepdaughter coming to visit with her cat at the end of the week, and the rabbit flopping over on her back to nap when she thinks no one's looking.

What's that old song, "Little Things Mean a Lot?". That's not always true, but sometimes it is.

kelly said...

you didn't say they had to be related...its just both were part of a good day.


oh yes...and we have no mosquitos or horseflies here....i don't close the screens on sliding doors. When my family visits form Saskatchewan (mosquito central) they close them and I inevitably run face first into them

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Our cat does that flopping on her back thing,SME, and I can only imagine how much more adorable it is when done by a rabbit!
Little things do rule, truly.

I'll bet you just LOVE telling your Sakatchewaners about the lack of mosquitoes too, don't you, Kelly?

kelly said...

very much so ...is that bad of me?

John Mutford said...

No mosquitoes? Where the hell do you live Kelly? At the bottom of the sea? Sounds wonderful wherever it is.

And yes, Barb, we saw lots of fuzzy brown baby bison.